Today on the podcast, Sherry shares some thoughts about her transformation from a shy young Egyptian-American girl who felt totally alienated in a culture so often suspicious of Arab people, to a woman determined to stand in her own power, make her own decisions (from what to wear, to what to listen to, and when to speak her truth), and let no one look down on her or her hijabi sisters. We also have the story of two friends who teamed up with an amazing cast of collaborators to make music for children and their families. Dena El-Safaar and Maggie Olivo talk about the release of the new BloomingSongs album, on July 14th, 2018, and about the music video for El-Safaar's original song "Ya Sadiqi" (Oh, my friend!). For more on the Hijabi Diaries, visit our website at